June 17th, 1978 Mike Nicholls and Al Nunes left Breuner's and opened Thornton House.
That first store was created in a small 4,000 sq. ft. showroom in Stockton on Thornton Road.
Today, Thornton House Furniture occupies a 40,000 sq. ft. building at the corner of Pine and School Street, in downtown Lodi.